Monthly Reader Survey

Each month, I ask the readers of my newsletter a question or two. Sometimes, my questions are random fun things that have nothing to do with books. Other queries are about reading and writing.

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    The school year is ending. The neighborhood pool opened. Even the ice cream truck is prowling our neighborhood. Temperatures are soaring. And tourists are flocking to our town. Yes, summer has descended on us here in Asheville.

    Summer conjures memories of carefree days with friends, riding bikes, and listening to the radio. Some songs always make me think of the hottest months of the year. Which song comes to mind when you think of summer?

    Boys of Summer by Don HenleySummer of '69 by Bryan AdamsSummer Breeze by Seals and CroftsGood Vibrations by The Beach BoysOther / Something else

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    Previous Reader Surveys

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    Survey results: 50% dislike birthday serenades in restaurants, 25% enjoy watching others squirm, and some love the attention. Read more!

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    Salsa: Spicy or Not?

    April 30, 2024 |

    Nothing quite like a bowl of warm nachos, especially with some delicious salsa, but do you prefer spicy hot, cooly mild, or somewhere in between?

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    Tacos—Hard or Soft Shell?

    March 31, 2024 |

    What could possibly be a more important question to ask you, Dear Readers. Which is your favorite taco—hard shell or soft shell?

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    How Do You Like Your Coffee?

    March 5, 2024 |

    A steaming cup of strong, black coffee awaits me every morning. But what about my readers. Do they add cream/milk, sugar, both, or none?

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    Favorite Cold Weather Meal

    February 5, 2024 |

    When winter is throwing its worst at you, what’s your favorite cold weather meal? My readers weigh in on this hot topic.

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    Favorite Wintertime Hot Drinks

    December 31, 2023 |

    If one of my readers curled up with a good book on a cold, wintry night, what would be their favorite hot drink?

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    Favorite and Not-So-Favorite Christmas Songs

    December 5, 2023 |

    What’s my reader’s favorite Christmas songs? Least favorite? And how did one reader describe their three least favorite songs in one mashup?

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    When Should Christmas Music Play?

    October 31, 2023 |

    With Christmas decorations already going up everywhere, I asked reader when should Christmas music play? The results were clear.

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    Can You Hear Me Now?

    October 7, 2023 |

    Did your phone scream for your attention during the U.S. government’s recent test of the emergency alert system?

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    How Do You Greet Trick-Or-Treaters?

    October 2, 2023 |

    Mystical creatures will soon be knocking on your door and offering the choice between trick-or-treat. Do my readers enjoy the festivities?

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    What Signals the Beginning of Fall?

    September 3, 2023 |

    With cool mornings and hints of color, it already feels like the beginning of fall. I asked readers what triggers their thinking of the season.

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    How Hot is Too Hot?

    July 30, 2023 |

    I complain about our summer heat in Asheville but know many of you deal with far higher temperatures. So, I asked, how hot is too hot?

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